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The Golden Age of the University of Padua Medical School


On November 30, at 10.30 pm, the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts, USA)  hosts an online webinar with Fabio Zampieri (Associate Professor of History of Medicine at the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health of the University of Padua) dedicated to the Golden Age of the University of Padua Medical School.

Historically speaking, the ‘Golden Age’ of the University of Padua lasted from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, a period during which the Most Serene Republic of Venice made it the preeminent cultural institution of the whole Republic. Venetian administrators recruited the most talented professors in all of Europe and gave the University great freedoms, including the right to oversee its own research and teaching. After the fall of the Serenissima, the University of Padua maintained a prominent role in several fields in the sciences and humanities. Indeed, it remains to this day one of the most prestigious centres of learning in the world and continues its uninterrupted tradition of liberty and independence of thought. Not by chance, the motto of the University remains ‘Universa universis patavina libertas’, meaning ‘the freedom of Padua is universal and for everyone’.

The webinar takes place online, through the Zoom platform. To get the passcode, please contact (Giovanni Spani - Medieval and Renaissance Studies, College of Holy Cross).